Brake Maintenance

 
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What You Need to Know About Your Brakes

Today, manufacturers generally use hydraulics to apply the brakes. Therefore, when you press the pedal, a plunger depresses in the master cylinder, transitioning the moving pressurized fluid. The increased pressure moves through the brake lines and compresses each wheel’s cylinder. Traditionally, manufacturers input cables and pulleys to maintain the pressure from the pedal to the wheels. However, during the time, mechanical lines needed much more maintenance and precision. Brake wires could snap when you needed them the most. Or they could send each cylinder different pressures. Since the 1950s, hydraulics became the standard for the production of cars for their safety and durability.

Brake Failure

It is quite rare for brakes to just fail out of the blue. Typically, there will be a few warning signs before they completely fail. Also, manufacturers put indicators and other materials in the brake pads and diss so that when they begin to wear out, they make noise. It is not only significant for your safety but essential in driving the vehicle itself. If you begin to witness any warning signs, then you should not hesitate to bring it in for repairs and inspection.

A Few Warning Signs it’s Time for a Replacement

Typically, your brake light is the first indication that you need to replace your brakes. All cars are now required by law to have a smart monitoring system to keep you abreast. Here are a few signs that its time for a replacement:
  • Making Noise: This is one of the most common indications that it’s time for a replacement. If your vehicle is squealing or squeaking then it may definitely be time to replace your brakes.
  • Bumpy Braking: If your vehicle vibrates when you apply the brakes, then that means you have an uneven rotor. The brake rotors that fit inside the wheel need to be uniform to use the right pressure throughout.
  • Soft Brake Pedal: Perhaps your brakes are softer than usual. This is an indication that your brake fluid is leaking. This should be checked immediately! While you may be aware of the location of your fluid reservoir, it could be leaking from the master cylinder or anywhere in the brake system.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues or anything else wacky, be sure to set up an appointment with one of our friendly representatives today!